Roman Mars and 99% Invisible remember a time when the Soviet Union was a world player, but not in design. We hear about their impassioned effort to recreate designs and manufacture goods- just like the rest of the world.
Adam David Miller was just nineteen years old when a rash decision changed the course of his life: he wrote a short note to a young woman he was interested in and passed it to her. The problem was, the girl was white, and after he was caught, Adam had to face the harsh punishment of Jim Crow law. Also: The Anonymous Heartache Project. And: Personal Politics, your stories.
Yesterday at the inauguration festivities, actor Samuel L. Jackson talked about the March on Washington. He said that the power of the march came from the fact that so many ordinary people attended it. Donna Perkins-Potts was one of those ordinary Americans. She was only 17 years old in 1963. After hearing Dr. King's speech, Donna returned to her semi-segregated college motivated to create change.
Congress is backpedaling from its declaration that the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians in Turkey constituted a genocide.Yektan Turkyilmaz is a Turkish citizen of Kurdish descent who has been following the genocide debate with particular interest. He became the first Turkish national to do research in the National Archives of Armenia. He later was arrested by the Armenian security service and accused of espionage.